With the high-level of reliability of Instrument Manager® combined with our system redundancy options, laboratories can feel confident relying on Instrument Manager as their enterprise-wide middleware solution.

Hot Backup and High Availability mirrors your primary Instrument Manager system and provide a synchronized, secondary system to immediately resume operations and minimize downtime.

Hot Backup has been our method for system redundancy since Instrument Manager was first introduced. With version 8.15, technology enhancements were implemented to our Hot Backup solution that included mirroring and making the fail-over process just a few clicks of the mouse. Also introduced with this version is a new option called High Availability that continuously monitors the status and availability of your primary Instrument Manager system. If the system detects a critical system event, the system will automatically initiate a fail-over sequence to a secondary, mirrored system to resume operations and minimize downtime.

The information below provide an overview for each system redundancy solution.


Hot Backup

High Availability


Features
Hot Backup
High Availability
Continuously Mirrors Primary System
Yes
Yes
Simple Fail-over Process
Yes
Yes
Minimal IT Involvement to Fail-over
Yes
Yes
Continuously Monitoring Primary System Status
-
Yes
Automatically Detects Primary System Failure
-
Yes
Automatically Fail-over to Secondary System
-
Yes